Community Accreditation and Quality Improvement

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About this Program • Impacts of Accreditation and Quality Improvement • Accreditation Readiness Tool • Quality Improvement and Safety (QIS) Network 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​About thi​​s Pr​​ogram

The Community Accreditation and Quality Improvement program (CAQI) partners with community health and addiction recovery services to strengthen quality and culturally safe health and wellness services by and for BC First Nations. We are community-based and community-led, providing funding, resources, learning opportunities and mentorship through the FNHA Quality Improvement and Safety Network.​

For a complete description of program objectives and components, see Community Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program in the FNHA Programs and Servi​ces Guide.

Impacts of Accreditation and Quality Improvement​ 

Accreditati​​on Readiness Tool

We offer an Accreditation Readiness Tool that can be used by health organizations and teams to support discussions of interest and self-determine engagement. Please contact us for more information. 

Quality Improvement a​​​nd​ Safety (QIS) Network

Hosted by the CAQI program, the Quality Improvement and Safety Network is a province wide network of First Nations peer organizations.

Network members have opportunities to connect with fellow colleagues, access new learning opportunities, share leading practices and build supporting resources.

Network members are health and wellness services, most which are fully accredited, and addiction recovery services, all of which are fully accredited.

The network also includes several self-governing nations. To date, nearly 100 communities are being served by participating organizations, councils, societies or tribal councils.​

Health and ​​​Wellness S​​​erv​​​​ice Members

Fraser S​alish

  • Seabird Island Health Centre
  • Sto:lo Nation Health Services
  • Sts'ailes Health and Family Services


  • Esk'etemc First Nation Health Services
  • Heskw’en’scutxe Health Services Society
  • Lower Nicola Indian Band Health Services
  • Okanagan Indian Band Health Services​
  • Osoyoos First Nation
  • Scw'exmx Community Health Services Society
  • Sexqeltqin Health Centre - Adams Lake Indian Band
  • Simpcw Health Program
  • Three Corners Health Services Society
  • Upper Nicola Community Health Services
  • Westbank First Nation


  • Carrier Sekani Family Services - Health Services
  • Gitxsan Health Society
  • Lake Babine Nation Health Services
  • Nak'azdli Band Health Services
  • Nisga'a Valley Health Authority
  • Old Masset Village Council Health Services
  • Skidegate First Nation Health Services
  • Tl'azt'en Nation Health Services

Vancou​ver Coastal

  • Hailika'as Heiltsuk Health Centre
  • Tla'amin Community Health Services
  • Tsleil-Waututh Nation Health Services

Vancouver Is​land

  • H'ulh-etun Health Society
  • Kwakiutl District Council Health
  • Namgis Health Centre
  • Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council Health Services
  • Snuneymuxw First Nation Health Centre
  • Stz'uminus First Nation Health Services
  • Tsawout First Nation Health Department
  • Tse'wulhtun Health Centre of Cowichan Tribes

Addiction Recov​​​​ery an​​​d Healing Service Members


  • ​none


  • Nenqayni Wellness Centre Society
  • Round Lake Treatment Centre


  • Carrier Sekani Family Services - Addictions Recovery Services
  • Gya'wa'tlaab Healing Centre Society
  • North Wind Healing Centre Society
  • Wilp Si'Satxw Community Healing Centre

Vancouve​r Coastal

  • ​none

Vancouv​er Island

  • Kackaamin Family Development Centre
  • Namgis Treatment Centre
  • Tsow-Tun Le Lum Society


​Community Accreditation and Quality Improvement Team


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